Support the work of FiftyForward by attending events that honor crowning achievers, provide world-class music or art or celebrate a community. Each year FiftyForward plans and hosts many special fundraising events. Join us for a good time for a great cause.

Hats Off to Bordeaux!

Without a doubt, the most highly-anticipated event in our community is Hats Off to Bordeaux!, FiftyForward Bordeaux’s annual fundraiser and fashion show. Unfortunately, with the ongoing threat COVID-19 poses to older adults and with their safety in mind, we will be unable to host an in-person gathering this year.

In order to keep our members, families and community safe this year we are hosting a virtual Hats Off to Bordeaux! This virtual Zoom event will take place on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 11a.m. and include a short program highlighting our work at FiftyForward Bordeaux.

Join us on July 24, 2020, to show off your fanciest hat and support the good work at FiftyForward Bordeaux!

For more information about this event,  please call FiftyForward Bordeaux, 615-248-2272.

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Crown Affair

This event is FiftyForward’s annual signature fundraising event. A popular evening featuring a reception, silent auction and a dinner catered by a local, well-known chef. The event highlight is the presentation of the Crowning Achievement Award to community leaders who are generous in the support of FiftyForward and other community causes. A corporate Crowning Achievement Award is also presented to a business in recognition of extraordinary corporate philanthropy. Please visit the Crown Affair page to view more details on the event, the honorees and sponsors.

Event Information


Located adjacent to historic railroad tracks, FiftyForward Madison Station holds its annual Whistlestop fundraiser each spring. The celebration is attended by members, community leaders, and guests. The evening is hosted by a celebrity emcee and includes a reception, silent auction, a destination themed dinner with entertainment, and the naming of the center’s Member of the Year, Conductor of the Year and the “Live Like Gilda” Community Service Award.

Date: March 5, 2020

Special Thanks to Our Whistlestop Sponsors

Steam Engine Sponsor

Corporate Champion

Box Car Sponsor

Conductor Sponsor

golf scene

FiftyForward College Grove is delighted to host the Katie Reed Golf Classic, named for a much loved College Grove resident and FiftyForward member.  Nowadays, though she spent many years volunteering at the center, you will find Katie Reed here most Tuesdays and Thursdays, playing Canasta with her friends.

Katie Reed Golf Classic
benefiting FiftyForward College Grove

Date: TBD

Four Player Scramble, Mulligans, goodie bags and lunch. Prizes awarded for: Longest drive, Closest to pin, Putting contest, Three flights 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

For more information, contact: Sarah Stephens, Director, FiftyForward College Grove

FiftyForward and Barry Coggins present
the 20th Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting
FiftyForward Fresh / Meals on Wheels

Join us in raising awareness of hunger among
older adults and raising funds to help!

For more information, please contact Barry Coggins,

Date: 2020 TBD

Fall for FiftyForward Fundraising and Friendraising Breakfast

Fighting isolation, finding connection

2020 Date TBD